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Google Maps location history

Google Maps logs very a detailed personal location timeline.

The API for this has been removed, so this isn’t possible.

12 votes

Tagged as Integration

Suggested 12 October 2017 by user Arthur Carmichael

Moved into Not possible/Seek alternatives 14 October 2017

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    This could still be made manual via importing the history retrieved from Takeout: https://takeout.google.com/settings/takeout/custom/location_history It’s very convenient for Android users that have it enabled as it requires very little user attention. Also it could benefit others who can manage to generate compatible location data.

    15 June 2018
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    Sure, that could work, but we generally avoid anything that requires regular manual effort, as this puts too much onus on the user to keep their data correct and up to date.

    15 June 2018
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    If it’s any other data source, I’d agree on the cons of manual effort. There are many useful data that can be exported from Google only via exports/takeouts, correct me if I’m wrong, like location history, search history, etc.. It could be worthy to dig into the correlations between these activities and the rest that’s covered by Exist.io.

    18 June 2018
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    Please reconsider this… I resurrected my Foursquare account only to track the locations. I have to admit Foursquare also has got the ability to track locations in the background, but it’s not so reliable as Google Map’s timeline, which is understandable. Now I must often turn to my phone to check in. Total boredom.

    27 June 2018
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    With 5 votes, and manual effort, this one won’t be added any time soon I’m afraid. You’re welcome to use our API to connect your Maps location history to Exist yourself though.

    27 June 2018
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    Can this be reopened for consideration? There is a way to automate getting this information from Google maps using a Python plugin. I’ll look more into using the Existing API.

    30 November 2018
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    Could you link me to the package please? If it doesn’t require us to know your Google password, for example, I’m happy to consider it.

    30 November 2018
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    I guess the only way to do so would be to create an Exist Google account that people could share their location with. Not sure if that’s too hackey of a work around, but it would work! I’m having trouble linking to it from my phone, but the module is called locationsharinglib by costastf on GitHub and it’s the first thing that comes up on Google.

    03 December 2018